Baked Ziti and Summer Veggies

Kelli Thomas Recipe

By Kelli Thomas kelli1

20 Min
15 Min

Wondering what to do with all your summer veggies? This casserole dish is the ticket! Stumbled across this one on the internet. It was delicious. I used a little more pasta and cheese than what the recipe called for because I knew my kiddos would probably pick out the pasta.

Baked as is: 301 calories, 12.1 grams fat, 4.1 grams fiber, 32.8 gram carbs

pinch tips: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Hints


4 oz
uncooked ziti pasta
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
chopped yellow squash
1 c
chopped zucchini
1/2 c
chopped onion
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 c
part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh basil (can substitute dry)
2 tsp
chopped fresh oregano (can substitute dry)
3/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
crushed red pepper (i left this out because of my kids)
1/4 c
part-skim ricotta cheese
large egg, slightly beaten
cooking spray
2 c
chopped tomato

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain when cooked. Preheat oven to 400.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add squash, zucchini, and onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomato and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pasta, 1/2 cup mozzarella, herbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.
Combine ricotta, remaining salt, and egg. Stir into pasta mixture. Spoon into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until bubbly and browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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Kelli Thomas kelli1
Aug 8, 2012
Whoops- I forgot there is also 2 cups of chopped tomatoes! I edited the recipe ingredients but it may take awhile for it to update.
Dena Sinnett Deanierae
Aug 8, 2012
Sounds almost like the recipe I have done for years except I use rice instead of Ziti pasta
Dena Sinnett Deanierae
Aug 8, 2012
I will have to try it with the pasta for a change Thanks for the recipe.
Joan Harrell AntiqueChick
Aug 9, 2012
Thanks Kelli..trying this tonight...our garden has gone wild this year!!